Peanut butter was invented by a physician in the 19th century for his patient to have access to high-protein and easy to digest food. It has become so versatile that we can find the uses of this spread in many recipes across different cultures: spread on bread, peanut-butter baked goods and some even incorporate into savoury dishes. Here, we have chosen to compare two brands of peanut butter spread namely, Daisy and Skippy.
Daisy (Crunchy) Peanut Butter
Weight and price: 340gm, RM7.59
Country of origin/ manufacture: Originated from China. Right to manufacture of Lam Soon
Ingredients: Roasted peanuts, sugar, peanut oil and salt. Contains permitted food conditioner (emulsifier-soya bean source) and antioxidant.
Skippy (Crunchy) Peanut Butter
Weight and price: 340gm, RM 11.60
Country of origin/ manufacture: Originated from China. Imported and distributed by DKSH Malaysia.
Ingredients: Peanuts, Peanut oil, Sugar, Hydrogenated vegetable oil (Rapeseed, Cottonseed and Soya Bean), Salt
OUR VERDICT After comparing both brand of peanut butter in terms of ingredients and nutritional composition, we do not find much difference. Consistency, color, texture and taste are comparable.
A notable difference would probably be that Skippy is about 50% more expensive than Daisy for the same weight of 340gm jar. In term of taste, we have to concede that Skippy is more fragrant (probably due to the use of rapeseed and cottonseed oil).
WHICH IS YOUR PICK?
*Price when the product was purchased. It might vary from one supermarket to another.
NOTE: With many choices on the shelf, you might be overwhelmed as to which product to choose. So we created a THIS or THAT column to help you make an informed choice. As taste is very subjective, THIS or THAT is merely an objective comparison of two similar product. Do write in to [email protected] with the title THIS or THAT if you need help to compare food products.